Consultation and Coaching for Parents and
-Might you be wondering if
certain eating habits and/or body image concerns could mark the onset of a
clinical eating disorder in your child?
-Do you find yourself
struggling to get your child to understand and admit that there is a
problem, and/ or that he or she needs to consider changing destructive
behaviors before they become entrenched and dangerous?
-Are these behaviors and
the discussions around them negatively affecting your relationship with your
-Does it frighten you to
think that an eating disorder might be fatal?
-Are you of the
(erroneous) belief that an eating disorder is incurable?
-If your child is
currently in treatment, do you feel discouraged that his or her progress is
not what it should be? Do you wonder if this is the best you can do for him
-Finally, as a parent, do
you find yourself at a loss for where to turn to find the quality of expert
help you and/or your child deserve? If so, you have come to the right
As a consultant for parents of children with eating disorders, Abigail
educates and supports parents in their efforts to support their recovering
child. She helps parents define their ever-changing role in their child's
recovery, and to define and resolve problems that may occur throughout the
child’s treatment process. She
functions as a representative for parents with the child's outpatient or
inpatient treatment teams where needed, and intervenes with schools or
hospitals to help parents manage and accommodate their child's complex and
changing needs during recovery.
As a consultant for parents of picky eating children and for picky eating
adults, Abbie helps to assess and diagnose the problem, offering counsel,
making referrals, beginning the process of education and understanding in
initiating the healing process, and inspiring action.
parents and families seeking guidance about diagnosing an eating
disorder, confronting resistance to healing, and bringing the patient to
an acceptance of care.
parents and families seeking to intervene with the team to achieve more
effective and timely outcomes.
advocacy for members of the patient’s eating disorder treatment teams.
coaching for parents and families who need validation, support and
guidance in knowing what they are
doing right, and in advocating for recovery in any of its various
stages, whether their treatment is with me, or elsewhere
advocacy, representing patients and/or families with in-patient and
out-patient treatment teams
Abigail also offers:
Telephone and Skype consultation, coaching, and psychotherapy….
Intensive treatment services to out-of-town patients and their families
who choose to travel to Illinois for daily, week-end, week-long (or
longer) consultation and/or psychotherapy treatment.
Accommodations for both long and short-term stays are readily available
near-by on Chicago's north shore.
Abigail consults with eating disordered patients internationally.
She currently provides individual and family therapy with clients and
parents in the Ukraine, the Philippines, in China and Taiwan.